Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Here's Dale talking to my sister's son one Christmas. It's probably 1993, or 1994.
He was said to look like a cross between John Stamos, Young Mel Gibson, and Clinton Kelly, from What Not to Wear. Dale and Clinton Kelly had the same mouth, so whenever I watch it, the memories rush back.
The last pic was taken in July of 2002, a few months before his death. One of his final wishes was to visit Gary and Glynis on Vancouver Island, so we flew out and rented a car. After we arrived up island, he took Gary for a drive, even though Dale didn't have a license anymore and wasn't permitted to drive due to his failing health. We figured, what could they do? Even if he was caught, he wouldn't live to answer to the charges.
Jamie is cleaning out the basement to have a garage sale and came across a lot of these photos. When I look at them now, it seems like they took place a lifetime ago.